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Message from his excellence Addisu G/egziabher (Phd) Chief Commissioner of Ethiopian Human Rights Commission

Welcome to the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission web portal!!!

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission is an independent national human rights institution established in accordance with Article 55/14 of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Proclamation No. 210/2000. The objective of the commission shall be to educate the public be aware of human rights see to it that human rights are protected, respected and fully enforced as well as have the necessary measures taken where they are found to have been violated. 

Based up on its establishing proclamation, the Commission is headed by a Chief Commissioner, a Deputy Chief Commissioner, a Commissioner heading the children and women Affairs and also eight branch office Commissioners.  The upper body of the Commission is Council of Commissioner; which is composed of 11 Commissioners.  

The Commission to properly function its mandate and accessibility to the public. Ethiopian Human Rights Commission has re-designed web portal and has been launch for the public on April 06 2017. The new web portal launched is available www.ehrc.org.et.

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African Child Day

Addis Ababa, June 19, 2017 (EHRC) Chief commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission; Dr. Addisu Gebreigzabhier said that it was the profound conviction of the commission that the participation of the public in general and of children in particular is vital for the creation of a prosperous nation where human rights are fully respected and guaranteed.

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UN Office of the High Commission for Human RightsDelegation Discusses with the Commission

Addis Ababa, May 2, 2017 (EHRC) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights H.E Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein accompanied by Mr. Mahamane Ciase- Gouro, Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) Chief of the Africa Branch, Madame Abigail Noko, Team Leader of the OHCHR Eastern Africa Desk and Madame Ruth Marshal, UN High Commissioner’s Speechwriter, OHCHR Donor External Relation and Communication Branch has discussed with Ethiopian Human Rights Commission on May 2, 2017.

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Ethiopian Human Rights Commission Discloses its Investigation Findings

Addis Ababa, April 19/2017 (EHRC) Ethiopian Human Rights Commission presents its investigation findings concerning the past chaos happened from June to October 2016 in some zones of the Oromia, Amhara and Gedio zone of southern Nations, Nationalities and People region to the House of People Representatives(HoPR) on 18 April, 2017.

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